Breaking

Land Grabbing; Village Chairman Released on Police Bond

Mutegeki was arrested during a heated village meeting held at Buyanja village on Friday afternoon when residents accused him of conniving with investors to forcibly take their land.
Robert Mutegeki, the Chairperson of Buyanja village in Hoima district who was arrested for alleged land grabbing has been released on police bond.  

Mutegeki was arrested during a heated village meeting held at Buyanja village on Friday afternoon when residents accused him of conniving with investors to forcibly take their land.  

The residents contend that their chairperson has on several occasions issued land sale letters, and appended his signature and the village official stamp on fictitious land transactions leading to the eviction of several residents.    

In the latest development, the residents accused Mutegeki of allegedly conniving with a tycoon identified as Fred Maganda to grab 810 hectares of land situated in the villages of Rwobunyonyi, Buyanja and Kirindasojo.  

The duo allegedly hired people to clear the land on Wednesday destroying crop gardens including cassava, Maize, Banana plantations, rice and beans among others belonging to the area residents.  

Mutegeki was rescued from a mob of angry residents by Robert Mwanga, the LCIII chairperson who immediately alerted police. He was arrested moments after.

Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police Spokesperson says told Uganda Radio Network that Mutegeki was released on Saturday on police bond. He recorded statements to kickstart the investigations and is expected to report back to Police on Monday.

Keywords